Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Edith Stein Project Registration

Make sure to register for this year's Edith Stein Project conference, coming up Feb. 10-11. This year's theme is "Encountering Vulnerability: Courage, Hope and Trust in the 21st Century." Registration is available through the Notre Dame Conference Center. The full schedule is below.

Friday, February 10

12:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Keynote Address
Auditorium Human Strength and Weakness: Edith Stein's Life at the Hand of the Lord
Sarah Borden Sharkey, Wheaton College

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Invited Speakers
Auditorium The Biology of Theology of the Body
Vicki Thorn, Founder, Project Rachel
Room 101-104 Love Conquers Fear -- Or Does It Really? Fear, Vulnerability and the Christian Life
Fr. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.   Invited Speakers
Auditorium An Exchange of Gifts: Embracing Vulnerability & Celebrating Adoption
Elizabeth R. Kirk, Visiting Scholar, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame
Room 101-104 Marriage and the Book of Ruth
Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame
Room 112-114 Sheltering and Vulnerable--the Carmel of Edith Stein's Experience
Sr. Ann Astell, University of Notre Dame

5:15 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

6:15 p.m. Pizza Dinner

7:00 p.m. Film Screening: The Human Experience by Grassroots Films

8:30 – 9:45 p.m. Dessert Reception

Saturday, February 11
*Please note that Holy Mass will be offered in the Alumni Hall Chapel at 8am Saturday morning.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Submitted Papers
Auditorium Session 1: Edith Stein Instructs: Vulnerability, Care, and Trust in Successful, God-Centered Marriages
Pamela Fitzpatrick, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
The Core of Personhood: Vulnerability, Responsibility, Individuality
Philip Harold, Robert Morris University

Room 101-104 Session 2: The Blessed Wound: A Consideration of the Posture of Vulnerability Before Beauty
   Daniel Clarke, John Lane, and Garret Ahlers, University of St. Thomas

Room 112-114 Session 3: To Hold, Care, Challenge and Affirm: Entering into Vulnerability and Imaging God’s Love for Victims of Violence
 Lorraine Cuddeback, University of Notre Dame
 “Virtues of Acknowledged Dependence” and the Gift of Friendship with the Disabled
  Esther Terry, University of Notre Dame

Room 202 Session 4: Vulnerability and Mary’s Fiat in Edith Stein
Jacob Torbeck, Aquinas Institute of Theology
Self-Forgetfulness: The Little Way to Love and the Path to Vulnerability
Benjamin Rusch, University of Notre Dame

Room 200 Session 5: A Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Embarking with Hope, Praying with Courage, Leaving with Trust
Mary Regina Slonkosky, Holy Cross College
The Role of Vulnerability in the Life of Brother André
Andrew Polaniecki, Holy Cross College

10:15-11:15 Invited Speakers
Auditorium Give Us This Day, Our Daily Bread: Real Healing and Hope in the Struggle with Eating Disorders
Caroline Murphy Lashutka, Alumnus, University of Notre Dame
Room 101-104 “I Will Boast in My Weakness”: St. Paul and the Discovery of Christian Glory
Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., University of Notre Dame
Room 112-114 Hyper-Vulnerability and Hypo-Vulnerability: Disordered Female Orientations, Empathetic Friendship, and Jane Austen’s Heroines
Kelly Henson, St. Thomas More Academy

11:30 -12:30 Invited Speakers
Auditorium Women, Sexual Asymmetry and Catholic Teaching: How the Church Beats Secular Feminists at their Own Game
Erika Bachiochi, Author, Women, Sex, and the Church
Room 101-104 Masculinity and Vulnerability
David O’Connor, University of Notre Dame

12:30-2:00 Lunch Break (a meal will be provided in a nearby residence hall, TBA)

1:15-1:45 Dialogue composed by Edith Stein
Auditorium Performed by students of Sr. Ann Astell

2:00-3:00 Invited Speakers
Auditorium The New Sexual Revolution
Kathryn Lopez, National Review Online
Room 101-104 Girard, GaGa, and Ghandhi: Redefining Sexual Violence and Transforming Vulnerability
Amelia Ruggaber, Alumnus, University of Notre Dame

3:15-4:15 Invited Speakers
Auditorium Using the Relationship Attachment Model to Build Secure Relationships
John Van Epp, Author, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk
Room 101-104 Consumed by Mercy: Mary Magdalene and the Christian Witness
Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, Congregation of St. John

4:30-5:30 Invited Speakers
Auditorium How to Have “Safe” Sex
Anamaria Scaperlanda-Ruiz, Co-founder, Edith Stein Project
Room 101-104 Women and Public Policy
Emily Matich, Director of Operations, World Youth Alliance North America
Room 112-114 Beauty and Vulnerability
Ashley Crouch, Director of Outreach and Programs, Love and Fidelity Network

6:00 Closing Banquet
Lower Level

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